Latest News

Maori Council and Maori Wardens Unified on way forward

Maori Council and Maori Wardens Unified on way forward


  • Ratings12345

Mr Des Ratima, newly elected Deputy-Chair Wardens of the New Zealand Maori Council has today called upon the Government, Te Puni Kokiri and Police to stop acting illegally in relation to the Maori Wardens.

“For the last few years TPK has controlled and supervised the Maori Wardens contrary to the very clear provisions of the Maori Community Development Act. This situation has been aided and abetted by the Police and the Government. In addition, tax-payer money which is supposed to have gone to Maori Wardens to support them in their statutory duties has been utilized by TPK to meeting the salaries, expenses and accommodation of TPK staff instead”.

Mr Ratima pointed out that under the Act NZMC has exclusive power and authority to control and supervise the Maori Wardens through the District Maori Councils which operate under the direction of NZMC.

“NZMC has both the statutory authority and the statutory duty to administer the Maori Wardens,” said Mr Ratima. “In order to do so, NZMC has established a Committee to manage the warranting and re-warranting of all wardens, all matters regarding administration of the wardens, to seek dedicated funding for the wardens, to provide communications services and all matters to assist Maori Wardens with their statutory responsibilities”.

The new committee will start meeting to plan its activities within the next two weeks.

Latest Tweets

  • DigitalMaoriI scored 7 points in #BREAKFINITY !! -> https://t.co/Cknp73UsbD about 12 minutes ago
  • DigitalMaori@BBCClick @Microsoft @Xbox @ExtremeTech clicked just as I sent my tweet. fascinating read. I'm buying both in a few weeks. can't wait2 play about 2 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@BBCClick @Microsoft @Xbox @ExtremeTech just saw on squakbox that PS4 has sold 7m units about 2 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@MorganGodfery @Waiariki_Cowboy bro all parties have the hat out. Some will get lots, others will still work on heart #mana about 2 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriAmazing lightning strikes all across #Rotorua night skies. Meanwhile boys still playing Minecraft... about 2 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriA cornerstone of backbeat Pacific & Celtic rhythms check out @PacificCurls for gig updates, festivals and beautiful Pacific & Celtic sounds. about 2 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @PacificCurls: Kia ora! Noa'ia! Warm Greetings! Just setting up our very first Twitter account! :) Love to all and stay warm, dry and sa… about 3 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@misstahi @HemiHorne yes please that would be awesome about 5 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@traceyrcooper @n8tvaffairs @publicaddress perhaps we all need to figure out how to better work 2gether? about 6 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@justjenine and now my 9yr son wants to teach me. So cool. about 6 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@traceyrcooper @n8tvaffairs @publicaddress I do. Tv3 got blocked, TvNZ got blocked. We walked out and didn't cover the last day #solidarity about 6 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@chrisclaynz kia ora Chris. Awesome brother. Plz email me potaua@gmail.com. Can't wait to hear more. about 6 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @misstahi: @misstahi: Amazing new exhibition in Wellington central - Johnson Witehira's Land of Tara #maori #taranaki http://t.co/VPmoum… about 6 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @publicaddress: New post: A little journalistic solidarity with Native Affairs and http://t.co/byVKuxp0YB http://t.co/CjQa2g4izc @Digita… about 6 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@RichDecibels @Loomio kia ora Rich. Awesome! Will be in touch soon. Exciting. about 6 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriOccupyNZ interviews Hone Harawira at #Mana #AGM https://t.co/mUH6dQitim about 6 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@AnkyraDAnatolia @VignaMichela @mycrixus that's correct PUKANA!! http://t.co/rDnXCWacYH about 6 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriHOME!! Love that smell of the forest, the sulphur, the rain here in #Rotorua. Many many thanks @gnat for the invite to #kiwifoo. Kia ora! about 6 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@VignaMichela @mycrixus @AnkyraDAnatolia so I just said "powerful pukana cousin Manu!" in te reo #Maori about 6 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@VignaMichela @mycrixus @AnkyraDAnatolia kia ora. Manu/Crixus of the tribe Te Arawa in NZ is pulling a pukana, eyes big, tongue out #Maori about 6 days ago